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Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1839

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LIVCommencement of Act.

And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect upon the Day next after the Day of the passing thereof; and that as soon as this Act shall take effect an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace in and near the Metropolis, and for the more effectual Prevention of Depredations on the River Thames and its Vicinity, for Three Years ; and also an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to continue until the First Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and from thence until the End of the then next Session of Parliament, an Act for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace in and near the Metropolis, shall cease and determine, except as to any Offences which may have been committed against any of the said Acts before the Commencement of this Act, and as to any Penalties which may have been incurred under any of the said Acts before the Commencement of this Act, which Offences shall be dealt with and punished, and the Penalties recovered, as if this Act had not been passed, and except also as to any Matters done, by any Persons under the Authority of any of the said Acts before the Commencement of this Act, with respect to which every Privilege and Protection given to such Persons by any of the said Acts shall continue in force as if this Act had not been passed.

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